The NHL has been blindsided by another legal headache.
According to TSN legal analyst Eric Macramalla, a second concussion-related lawsuit has been filed against the league.
Nine former players are named as plaintiffs in the 109-page suit filed in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York: Dan LaCouture, Dan Keczmer, Jack Carlson, Richard Brennan, Brad Maxwell, Mike Peluso, Tom Younghans, Allan Rourke and Scott Bailey.
Peluso is the best-known of the players involved. A veteran of 458 NHL games, he compiled 1,951 penalty minutes, including a career-high 408 with the Blackhawks in 1991-92. He’s the most recent of just four players in league history to eclipse the 400-minute mark.
Carlson, who played a total of 25 games in the NHL for the Oilers and the Blues, is the most interesting name among the lot. Despite his limited resume, he’s well known for being called up to Edmonton just before he could join brothers Jeff and Steve in their career-making roles as the Hanson brothers in the movie Slap Shot. His role was assumed by Dave Hanson for the film.